#TBT We are throwing back the original location of the North Carolina Museum of Art. This photo depicts a school group visiting the museum in 1963 at its original location. The Museum first opened its doors sixty years ago, in the State Highway Division Building on Morgan Street in downtown Raleigh. It was the first art museum in the country to be established with state funds, when the state legislature approved $1 million to purchase art for the people of North Carolina. In 1983, the museum moved to its current location on Blue Ridge Road. A second gallery opened in 2010. The Museum continues to expand and grow, and offers free admission to its permanent collections. Happy Thursday!